Report of Redskins lowballing LB Zach Brown not true
A report saying that the Washington Redskins had lowballed linebacker Zach Brown during negotiations is apparently untrue.
One report that circulated on Twitter Saturday said that Brown was testing the market after being lowballed by Washington.
Zach Brown is testing the market after he was low balled by Redskins…. btw he nv asked for 10 a yr
— Robert Henson (@Mr_Henson51) January 27, 2018
NBC Sports’ JP Finlay later dismissed the report, calling it inaccurate.
Talks between #Redskins and Zach Brown’s agent are ongoing. Reports of lowball offer not accurate, per source.
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) January 27, 2018
Washington has interest in bringing back Brown next season, though head coach Jay Gruden understands he could leave in free agency.
“It’s a process,” Gruden said in an interview during the week. “These guys have a chance to be a free agent, they had a good year and they want to check what the market is sometimes. If we can get them before they get to free agency, great, but if not, the bidding wars will begin.”
The 28-year-old linebacker had 127 tackles in 13 games this season. Brown recorded 149 tackles the year before with the Buffalo Bills.